Psycholinguistics: Introduction and Applications, Second Edition

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Psycholinguistics: Introduction and Applications, Second Edition is the first textbook in psycholinguistics created for working language professionals and students in speech-language pathology and language education, as well as for students in psychology and linguistics. It provides a clear, lively introduction to research and ideas about how human brains process language in speaking, understanding, and reading. Within a unifying framework of the constant interplay of bottom-up (sensory) and top-down (knowledge-based) processing across all language uses and modalities, it is an integrated, self-contained, fully updated account of psycholinguistics and its clinical and pedagogical applications. In this second edition, author Lise Menn is joined by leading brain researcher and aphasiologist, Nina Dronkers. The significantly revised brain chapter contains current findings on brain structure and function, including the roles of newly delineated fiber tracts and language areas outside Broca's and Wernicke's areas. Fully-explained examples are taken from Spanish and other languages as well as English.

Five core chapters (language description; brain structure and function; pragmatic and semantic stages of speech production; syntactic, morphological, phonological, and phonetic stages of speech production; and experimental psycholinguistics) form the foundation for chapters, presenting classic and recent research on aphasia, first language development, reading, and second language learning. A final chapter demonstrates how linguistics and psycholinguistics can and should inform classroom and clinical practice in test design and error analysis, while also explaining the care that must be taken in translating theoretically based ideas into such real-world applications. Concepts from linguistics, neurology, and experimental psychology are kept vivid by illustrations of their uses in the real world, the clinic, and language teaching. Technical terms are clearly explained in context and also in a large reference glossary. 

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Lise Menn, PhD, professor emerita of linguistics and fellow of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder; while there from 1986 to 2007, she taught courses and supervised doctoral dissertations in phonetics, general linguistics, language development, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. Her work on phonological development and cross-linguistic comparison of agrammatic aphasia has contributed fundamentally to the understanding of phonological disorders in children and aphasia in adults. Dr. Menn has been an associate editor of the journalsAphasiology and Language, and served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Aphasia. She has given presentations on the practical value of thinking psycholinguistically about language learning and language disorders in countries around the world. Dr. Menn was elected fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in 2006 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014. 

Nina F. Dronkers, PhD, is a research career scientist and director of the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders with the Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Neurology. Her research and clinical interests focus on understanding the speech, language, and cognitive disorders that occur after injury to the brain. Dr. Dronkers is known internationally for her extensive work in understanding the relationship between areas of the brain affected by injury and the speech and language disorders that result. Using novel techniques, she and her colleagues have sought to identify new brain structures that play critical roles in the processing of speech and language, as well as how these relate to other cognitive skills. Dr. Dronkers is currently chair of the Governing Board of the Academy of Aphasia and past chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Jan 1, 2016
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Pages
552
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ISBN
9781597569385
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Language
English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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